We move from the month of clarity to a month where we celebrate and recognize harmony in our lives. Yoga is a quest of harmony; harmony between the body and the breath, the breath and the mind, the mind and the universe, our energies with one another. For me there is nothing more soothing than when I come into a yoga class buzzing, mind darting, and then ALL of me comes into harmony with the other energies in the room, settling in and coming into that “yoga space.”
Many yoga poses have a natural, almost harmonic, counterpose, a pose that engages the opposing muscles groups and energy centers. Though I LOVE a good downward dog, and will move into that pose all on its own, when paired with a good upward dog it is perfection. There are some poses that naturally come in pairs, and our pose(s) of the month are natural fits together, and are actually rarely separated from one another.
Cat/Cow or Marjaryasana/Biltilasana are two poses that find great harmony with one another. They also allow us to discover where in the body we are holding tension, and provides a beautiful space to move through it.
Moving into Cat/Cow:
Benefits of Cat/Cow:
Find some harmony for yourself this weekend!